Health Share of Oregon
Health Share of Oregon has announced more than $350,000 in grants to four community-based organizations in the Tri-County area for projects supporting the Coordinated Care Organization’s Community Health Improvement Plan.
Family Care Inc. and Health Share of Oregon, the Portland Tri-County area coordinated care organizations (CCO), have issued a letter of intent to engage Access2Care to broker Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in the region.
Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization (CCO), has successfully met the requisite Oregon Health Authority’s 2014 Performance Metrics and will receive an incentive award of $13,720,133, the maximum amount available.
The two coordinated care organizations in the Portland Tri-County area issued a joint request for proposals today to select a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker to service Oregon Health Plan members in the region.
Health Share of Oregon, the state’s largest coordinated care organization, has been serving Oregon Health Plan members in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties for over a year.
As part of our efforts to improve health care delivery, Health Share is holding community open houses throughout the Tri-County area over the next several months to learn more from providers and the community about what we are doing well and what we can do better in delivering the Oregon Health Plan.
A recent study of residents at The Apartments (at Bud Clark Commons indicates a direct relationship between stable housing and both the reduction in health care costs and in improved health care outcomes for Medicaid members. The study, conducted by the Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) at Providence Portland Medical Center on behalf of Health Share of Oregon and Home Forward, found that health care costs, including emergency room visits and hospitalizations, fell by over 50 percent in the first six months after a resident moved into stable housing, and continued to dip in the second and third years after moving in. Concurrently, residents reported significant reductions in unmet needs for physical and mental health care and better health overall.
After nearly a year of inquiry and analysis, the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHA) Committee, a subset of Health Share of Oregon’s Community Advisory Council (CAC), has designated Behavioral Health and Chronic Disease as the two priorities for focus in Health Share’s Commu